News Releases

Jan

22

2020

January 22, 2020

State Senator John Yudichak (I -Luzerne/Carbon) and State Representative Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) announced today that eight Carbon County projects will receive $710,000 in state grants through the Monroe County Local Share Account.   [Read More]

Jan

21

2020

January 21, 2020

The following is a statement from State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) in support of the families from White Haven Center and Polk State Center that announced today in the Capitol Rotunda the filing of a Civil Rights Lawsuit in Federal Court to protect the rights of their loved ones, and those on the “waiting list” for community-based care to be able to choose the services and resources offered by Pennsylvania’s state centers.   [Read More]

Jan

21

2020

January 21, 2020

A group of legislators and stakeholders held a rally Capitol Main Rotunda to announce a lawsuit against Governor Wolf on the proposed closures of Polk and White Haven state centers.     [Read More]

Jan

17

2020

January 17, 2020

State Senators John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon), Lisa Baker (R-20) and John Gordner (R-27) released the following statement today regarding Governor Wolf’s decision to accept the recommendation made by the Department of Corrections to close SCI Retreat.   [Read More]

Jan

17

2020

January 17, 2020

State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that several school districts in the 14th Senatorial District received PAsmart targeted grants to expand computer science programming and training in their school districts.   [Read More]

Jan

15

2020

January 15, 2020

State Senator John Yudichak (I-14) released the following statement today after the House passed Senate Bill 906 by a vote of 139-55.   [Read More]

Jan

15

2020

January 15, 2020

State Senators John Yudichak (I-14), Lisa Baker (R-20) and John Gordner (R-27) released the following statement today regarding the Department of Corrections decision to recommend that SCI-Retreat be closed.   [Read More]

Dec

20

2019

December 20, 2019

State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) was notified by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections today that SCI Retreat was notified by the Department of Corrections this morning that a final decision on the proposed closure of SCI Retreat will be made in January 2020.    [Read More]

Dec

18

2019

December 18, 2019

State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) was appointed to the following committees today.   [Read More]

Dec

18

2019

December 18, 2019

State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon) announced today that Hanover Township was awarded $110,925 in grant funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) grant program.   [Read More]

Dec

17

2019

December 17, 2019

State Senators John Yudichak (I-14), Michele Brooks (R-50), Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and Lisa Baker (R-20) announced today that the House Health Committee passed Senate Bill 906 by a vote of 13-12. The bill establishes a moratorium on the proposed closure of Polk and White Haven State Centers.   [Read More]

Nov

18

2019

November 18, 2019

Senator Yudichak speaks in support of Senate Bill 906, legislation to institute a moratorium on the scheduled closing of the Polk and White Haven State Centers.     [Read More]

Oct

22

2019

October 22, 2019

Senator Yudichak joins his Senate colleagues in honoring their guest, Pat Solano.     [Read More]

Apr

26

2019

April 26, 2019

Senator Yudichak joined legislative colleagues at a news conference to announce new legislation to help support the threatened coal refuse industry in Pennsylvania.     [Read More]